|Type of property and law||Validity||International Agreements Signed|
1995. XXXIII. Chapter XIV/C. Paragraphs 115/D-115/L year 2006. Law LVII.
|Patents are protected for 20 years from the date the application is filed but must be annually maintained by a patent fee.||
Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
1997. Law XI.
|Trademark protection is granted for ten years and
may be incrementally extended by additional ten-year periods.
Trademark Law Treaty
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
Government decree 266/2001. (XII. 21.) .
|Valid for 25 years and renewable once.|
1995. Law XXXIII.
Government decree 156/1999. (XI. 3.)
|70 years after creator's death for patrimonial rights
50 years for the first publication and registration rights
Berne convention For the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Rome ConventionFor the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
WIPO Copyright Treaty
WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
Act No. XLVIII of 2001 on the Legal Protection of Designs
|Industrial designs are protected for five years from the date of application and may be extended to a maximum of 25 years.|
|Polgári Törvénykönyv||Civil Code|
|Büntető Törvénykönyv||Penal Code|
|Munka Törvénykönyve||Labour Code|
|District court||111 municipal and - in the capital - 6 district courts functioning as courts of first instance with general jurisdiction.|
|Courts of Justice and the Metropolitan Court of Budapest||19 courts of justice and - in the capital - the Municipal Court of Budapest functioning as courts of first and second instance, 5 of them specified by law deal with military cases.|
|Court of Public Administration and Labour|
|Regional courts of appeal||5 High Courts of Appeal.|
|Curia - Supreme Court||Curia (Supreme Court) of the Republic of Hungary which is the highest tribunal with double jurisdiction: judgment and harmonization of the judicial practice.|
|Special Tribunals||Hungary has special tribunals only in labour disputes. Labour courts shall proceed in the first instance in actions originating from employment relationships and legal relationships having the nature of an employment relationship. Labour courts shall operate in the capital and in the counties; total number of these courts is 20.|
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